Tuesday, February 17, 2015

OSCARS 2015: KNOW THE NOMINEES

Here’s a brief Oscars history of this year’s Oscar nominees for acting and directing. Not surpringly, Meryl Streep is the most nominated, while Bradley Cooper has not only earned his third consecutive Oscar nomination, he is also this year’s only lead actor to have been nominated before. See what else might surprise you…

Photos Courtesy: AMPAS
(Left to right) Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones at the nominees luncheon

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night): This is Cotillard’s second nomination. She previously won the Oscar for her leading role in La Vie En Rose (2007).

Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything): This is Jones’ first Oscar nomination.

Julianne Moore (Still Alice): This is Moore’s fifth nomination. Her four previous Oscar nominations were for Boogie Nights (1997) [supporting], The End Of The Affair (1999), Far From Heaven (2002) and The Hours (2002) [supporting].

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl): This is Pike’s first Oscar nomination.

Reese Witherspoon (Wild): This is Witherspoon’s second nomination. She previously won the Oscar for her leading role in Walk The Line (2005).


Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook 
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher): This is Carell’s first Oscar nomination.

Bradley Cooper (American Sniper): This is Cooper’s third consecutive Oscar nomination. He was nominated for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013) [supporting] before this year. He is the only nominee in this category, this year, to have been nominated before.

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game): This is Cumberbatch’s first Oscar nomination.

Michael Keaton (Birdman): This is Keaton’s first Oscar nomination.

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything): This is Redmayne’s first Oscar nomination.


(Left to right) Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Ruffalo at the Governors Awards in November 

Emma Stone and Patricia Arquette at the Governors Awards
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood): This is Arquette’s first Oscar nomination.

Laura Dern (Wild): This is Dern’s second nomination. She was previously nominated for her leading role in Rambling Rose (1991).

Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game): This is Knightley’s second nomination. She was previously nominated for her leading role in Pride & Prejudice (2005).

Emma Stone (Birdman): This is Stone’s first Oscar nomination.

Meryl Streep (Into The Woods): This is Streep’s 19th nomination. She was previously nominated for The Deer Hunter (1978) [supporting], Kramer Vs Kramer (1979) [supporting; won], The French Lieutenant’s Wife (1981), Sophie’s Choice (1982) [won], Silkwood (1983), Out Of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), A Cry In The Dark (1988), Postcards From The Edge (1990), The Bridges Of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music Of The Heart (1999), Adaptation (2002) [supporting], The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), The Iron Lady (2011) [won], and August Osage County (2013). Streep has won 3 Oscars.


ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Robert Duvall (The Judge): This is Duvall’s 7th nomination. He was previously nominated for The Godfather (1972) [supporting], Apocalypse Now (1979) [supporting], The Great Santini (1980), Tender Mercies (1983) [won], The Apostle (1997), and A Civil Action (1998) [supporting]. Duvall has won 1 Oscars.

Ethan Hawke (Boyhood): This is Hawke’s second nomination for acting. He was previously nominated for his supporting role in Training Day (2001). Hawke has also earned 2 nominations for writing—Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013). In both these instances, he shared the nomination with Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater, who has directed him in Boyhood.

Edward Norton (Birdman): This is Norton’s third nomination. He was previously nominated for Primal Fear (1996) [supporting] and American History X (1998).

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher): This is Ruffalo’s second nomination. He was previously nominated for his supporting role in The Kids Are All Right (2010).

JK Simmons (Whiplash): This is Simmons’ first Oscar nomination.


DIRECTING
Alejandro G Iñárritu (Birdman): This is Iñárritu’s second nomination for directing. He was previously nominated for Babel (2006), a film which also made him a nominee as a producer, for Best Picture.

Richard Linklater (Boyhood): This is Linklater’s first nomination for directing. He has previously earned 2 nominations for writing—Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013).

Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher): This is Miller’s second nomination for directing. He was previously nominated for Capote (2005).

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel): This is Anderson’s first nomination for directing. He has previously earned 2 nominations for writing—The Royal Tennenbaums (2001) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012). He was also a nominee for the Oscar for animated feature film for Fantastic Mr Fox (2009).


Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game): This is Tyldum’s first nomination.

The Oscars 'class of 2015' at the 2015 Oscar nominees luncheon

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